The benefits of CBD in cosmetic terms
Cannabidiol or CBD is a natural extract of cannabis, with many proven beneficial properties. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), which is also a component of cannabis, CBD has no psychoactive effect. This explains the democratization of its use for therapeutic purposes in the last five years. CBD has also conquered the field of cosmetics, due to its proven effectiveness in skin, hair and nail care.
More and more CBD-based cosmetic products are appearing on the market.
The cosmetic properties of CBD
CBD has built-in benefits for skin, face, hair and nail care.
The hydrating and nourishing virtues of CBD
Cannabidiol is naturally rich in omega 3 and omega 6.
These polyunsaturated fatty acids contribute to :
- protect the skin against UV rays,
- prevent skin allergies,
- skin healing,
- the fight against hair loss,
- accelerating hair growth,
- Strengthen, nourish and restore shine to hair,
- Strengthen nails: in particular, CBD is an effective treatment for broken nails.
CBD, a natural calming agent
Stress is one of the main causes of skin dysfunction. CBD incorporates real soothing benefits and thus helps combat problems caused by skin imbalance.
The effects of stress are particularly visible on the face. CBD-based products restore radiance and firm the skin of the face.
CBD is a powerful natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent
CBD treats skin conditions and lesions such as acne, blackheads and other pimples, eczema, scaling, etc. This cannabis extract also relieves irritated skin. Cannabidiol soothes itching, burning, tingling..
The antioxidant benefits of CBD
CBD proves effective in the fight against skin aging. Dedicated scientific studies prove that CBD neutralizes free radicals, responsible for the oxidation of skin cells.
CBD also contains vitamin E. This element protects the skin from external aggressions and makes wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, etc. disappear. CBD is, therefore, an effective natural anti-aging product.
The different uses of CBD in cosmetics
CBD oil, extracted from hemp seeds, as well as CBD capsules are real concentrates of benefits. You can also find cosmetic products, formulated with CBD (moisturizing cream, lotion, exfoliating product, serum, oil, soap …) in specialized stores.
CBD oil in topical use
CBD oil is commonly used topically on the part of the skin to be treated and the nails. In addition, applying CBD oil in massage on the scalp helps strengthen the hair follicles and, thus, promote hair growth. A CBD oil bath protects, hydrates and nourishes the hair shaft in depth.
A CBD treatment avoids split ends and repairs hair damaged by the heat of the appliances.
It is also customary to pour CBD oil into usual care products.
CBD to consume
Regular consumption of CBD oil or CBD capsules is also a good way to enjoy all the cosmetic benefits of this natural substance.
Specialists recommend pouring a small amount of CBD oil into culinary preparations or ready-made foods (salads, raw vegetables, tea, yoghurt, fruit juices…). Be careful, however, never to subject CBD oil to high temperatures, at the risk of completely removing the active ingredients.
Those who can’t stand the strong taste of CBD oil can swallow CBD capsules.
Recommendations and precautions
It is important to strictly respect the recommended doses, mentioned on the label of CBD-based products. This recommendation is valid both for the consumption of CBD and for external use in topical application. An overdose can cause undesirable side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lowered blood pressure.
In France, the manufacture, marketing and use of CBD-based cosmetic products obtained from hemp seeds and fibers are authorized. The French authorities formally prohibit the production, sale and use of products that contain CBD from cannabis leaves and flowers.